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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...Bc5/5. Bxf7/5...Ke7/6. Bd5/6...Rf8/7. O-O/7...d6

Traxler Counterattack
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r1bq1r2/ppp1k1pp/2np1n2/2bBp1N1/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQ1RK1

Traxler CounterattackEdit

7...d6Edit

Allowing the Queenside Bishop to enter the game, the pawn moving forward now protects e5. The downside is that the exchange on c6 can no longer be taken with the d-pawn opening the d-file for the Black Queen.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bd5 Rf8
8 9 10 11 12
1 c3
Bg4
Qb3
Bb6
Bxc6
bxc6
h3
h6
hxg4
hxg5
d4
Qd7

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